LAS VEGAS, January 31 – In 2009, Rael—spiritual leader of the International Raelian Movement (IRM)—launched the ‘Back to Kama’ (BTK) project to encourage well-educated, successful, and affluent people of all races and religions—especially descendants of slaves—to voluntarily migrate to Kama and relocate their businesses and operations there, along with transferring knowledge and wealth accumulated in the West. Kama is the indigenous native term for Africa (see www.backtokama.org)
And a decade later, at the 73rd United Nations General Assembly, the President of Ghana declared the year 2019 as the “Year of Return,” a year to commemorate 400 years since the commencement of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade—and to honor our African ancestors, their achievements, and contributions to the Americas and Europe—and a year to launch the return of their descendants back to the African continent, their homeland.
“For this year’s Black History Month, the BTK team will intensify its interactions with celebrities, entrepreneurs, scientists, engineers and business people who could benefit from a return to Kama,” said Dr. Gbedia Dodo, President of the Back to Kama Association, in a statement released today.
“Centuries have passed since the ancestors of many accomplished people were deported and enslaved to build the American continent and the fortunes of Europe. Now it’s time to rebuild Kama,” she added.
Raelian Guide, Larry R. Abdullah (DDS, PhD), who has a general dentistry practice in Chicago, has returned to Kama for the past three years to do volunteer work as part of the Back to Kama program providing dental services to the residents most in need. This year, Dr. Abdullah and his team (The Kama Heath Alliance) are traveling to the Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso to treat as many emergency cases as possible during a 10-day visit. They look forward to returning in 2020, hopefully, with a greater variety of health care providers as to extend the panoply of health care to several local communities.
When hearing about Assanouan G’bado (formerly Kelvin Green), an African American who recently moved from the US to Côte d’Ivoire, Rael commented “It’s just the beginning, millions should do it! Then white Americans will desperately try to get a visa for African countries in order to get jobs and food.”